This tintable acrylic plaster can develop a beautiful, highly polished marble-like appearance. The more you polish, the more translucent the finish becomes. This translucency creates the depth seen in real marble, and the beautiful finish is so smooth, it even feels like marble. Although it was originally intended for creating dark and ultra-deep colors, finishers prefer this base for light and mid-tone colors because of its translucency and ease of polishing.
This water base transparent gel medium contains small glass beads. It can be troweled or brushed onto various surfaces in patterns or full coverage. When dry, the Glass Bead Gel is clear allowing the undertone colors from previous layers of paint and decorative finishes to reflect through, magnifying the beauty of the underlying finish. The Glass Bead Gel also gives a desired crystal like appearance to enhance any surface.
This versatile product is a water base, acrylic, tintable, plaster-like medium that is ideal for raised relief, dimensional stenciling, and heavy distressed textures, but it goes way beyond that. It is readily sandable so it can be used to fill existing textures (orange peel and knock-down) and correct wall imperfections without shrinking or cracking during the drying process. It is self-priming and tintable, eliminating extra steps in the finish. Texture Effects is also self-sealing, so once dry, it can be over-glazed without the worry of it absorbing the glaze.